• The Martyr

  • The Covenant of Steel, Book 2
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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The Martyr

By: Anthony Ryan
Narrated by: Steven Brand
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Publisher's Summary

Times have changed for Alwyn Scribe. Once an outlaw, he's now a spymaster and sworn protector of Lady Evadine Courlain, whose visions of a demonic apocalypse have earned her the fanatical devotion of the faithful.

Yet Evadine's growing fame has put her at odds with both Crown and Covenant. As trouble brews in the kingdom, both seek to exploit her position for their own ends.

Sent to the Duchy of Alundia to put down a rebellion, Alwyn must rely on old instincts to fight for his new cause. Deadly feuds and ancient secrets are laid bare as war erupts, a war that will decide the fate of the Kingdom of Albermaine and, perhaps, prevent the coming of the prophesied Second Scourge.

The Martyr is the sequel to The Pariah and continues the ruthless and gripping fantasy epic from New York Times bestseller Anthony Ryan, whose books have sold more than a million copies worldwide.

©2022 Anthony Ryan (P)2022 Hachette Audio UK

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Another excellent book from a consistently brilliant author

I’ve enjoyed all of Anthony Ryan’s books immensely, and The Martyr didn’t disappoint. I was initially put off the series (only for a few minutes) when I realised it was in first person, which I typically don’t enjoy. Fortunately, the viewpoint character Alwynn is complex, interesting, witty and often charming, making a great viewpoint from which to experience the story.

This book picks up where the Pariah leaves off and carries on with the medieval, Joan of Arc tale with some subtle fantasy elements thrown in for good measure.

I found myself unable to predict what would happen next, and I wasn’t disappointed with the twists and plot developments.

Keen to see how the tale wraps up in the next book!

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  • Rob E.
  • 11-06-22

Great

highly recommend this book. no.2 in series. can't wait for the next one. love the story so far

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  • Marco
  • 10-25-22

outstanding

My favorite story teller at this time. Really builds fantastic characters that you really draw the reader deeper into the story.

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  • Alex
  • 10-18-22

Blessed Be The Lady's Cheeks

Fantastic book and narration, a little clichéd, but delightful nonetheless. Alwyn, you dirty, dirty man.

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  • A Dalby
  • 10-17-22

Great production

Didn't think the first book could be topped. I was totally wrong, great sequel, can't wait for the next one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-22

Fantastic story

I really enjoyed both of the books so far and look forward to the next

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  • Sheldon
  • 09-20-22

Brilliant

Absolutely loved this one. Writting and performance was absolutely phenomenal. I can not wait for the next one.

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  • Cereal Killers
  • 09-20-22

This is a solid sequel.

I really enjoyed this book and the storyline is very intriguing and fresh compared to other new fantasy books I've read recently. The depth and description provided for all the characters are amazing. The growth that the author's writing from Raven's shadow to Raven's Blade to Covenant of steel is evident in this book.

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  • Peder Holdgaard Pedersen
  • 09-12-22

Great book

Gripping tale and strong world-building. Possibly Anthony Ryan's best work yet. Very excited for the finale.

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  • Jason
  • 11-27-22

Doesn’t disappoint

Anthony Ryan’s tales are comparable to any epic fantasy writer either alive or deceased I’ve never not enjoyed one of his books one of my all time favourite authors … Bravo good Sir please keep them coming

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  • angus
  • 10-14-22

love it

hardest part about this series is waiting for the next book to come out 🥲

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  • Telmach
  • 09-28-22

Great story!

A really good follow up to the first book. Hope that the next one comes out soon.